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Bank of the West VS Quantum National Bank

Which bank is better for you?

  • Financial Rates: 3.0 Star Icon
  • Customer Service: 5.0 Star Icon
  • Website Experience: 4.0 Star Icon
  • Bank Fees: 3.0 Star Icon
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Pros:

  • Business accounts are available
  • Direct deposit is not required
  • A variety of different lengths of CDs
  • Transfer money to others with PopMoney

Cons:

  • Low-interest rates on accounts
  • High initial required amounts for CDs
  • High required amounts for accounts
  • Products change based on states
  • Financial Rates: 4.0 Star Icon
  • Customer Service: 5.0 Star Icon
  • Website Experience: 5.0 Star Icon
  • Bank Fees: 3.0 Star Icon
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Pros:

  • Low opening required amounts
  • High Rate Checking earns good rates
  • Variety of accounts offered
  • Account for kids and seniors

Cons:

  • Low interest rates
  • Accounts have monthly fees
  • Tiered interest rates on accounts
  • Cannot open accounts online
Bank of the West Review

Bank of the West offers checking, savings, CDs, and money market accounts for your business. Credit cards, loans, and lines of credit are also available. Bank of the West offers payroll services and payment processing options. Foreign exchange services for business accounts are also available. Interest rates for their different business accounts are not listed on the website.

Bank of the West does not require you to have direct deposit into their checking account. There is a monthly maintenance fee, but you can waive that fee by depositing money into your account each month. You can deposit any amount by an ATM, in-branch, direct, or mobile deposit to waive the fee.

Bank of the West offers Flexible-Term CDs, Premium Money Market CD, and a Relationship CD. Within these different CD types are a variety of term lengths, except the Relationship CD. That only has a 12-month term option. To apply for a CD and get the specific term lengths and rates you have to visit a branch. You cannot apply online.

With Popmoney you can send or receive money with only an email, text, or account number. You decide where the money is deposited. You will receive an alert when the transaction is complete. There is a fee to send money overnight, and not all customers qualify to use Popmoney.

Personal banking accounts of Bank of the West do not have competitive interest rates. The rates are much less than online-only banks but similar to typical bank interest rates.

To open a CD, you must have an opening balance of $1,000 for the Flexible-Term CDs and Premier Money Market CDs. To open a Relationship CD, you must have $2,500 and a checking account with Bank of the West.

To waive the Premier Checking account fee, you must have $25,000 in qualifying accounts. The Choice Money Market account requires $5,000. CD accounts require $1,000 to $2,500 to open. The Classic Savings account requires $300. There are other options for ways to have monthly fees waived. Know the options if you cannot keep the required amounts of money in the accounts.

Bank of the West accounts are not available in all states. To apply for an account, you must have an address in one of the states listed. Interest rates and products differ between states. The name of the bank may be slightly different as well depending on the area.

Read the full Bank of the West review.

Quantum National Bank Review

The required amounts to open Quantum National Bank accounts are low. All the checking accounts and the saving account require $100 to open. The high rate money market account and CDs require $1,000 to open.

Quantum National Bank offers a High Rate Checking account. To open this account only requires $100. There is also a High Rate Checking account for senior citizens. You must be over 55 to open this account. To get the best rate offered you must meet requirements. You must have a minimum of 12 point-of-sale ATM or debit card transactions per month. You must also have one ACH debit or credit per statement cycle, and receive electronic statements.

Quantum National Bank has a variety of accounts. Those accounts include personal deposit and business accounts. Savings, checking, and money market accounts are available. CD terms range from seven-days to five-years. Quantum National bank offers credit cards and loans as well.

Quantum National Bank offers accounts for minors and senior citizens. The minor account only requires $1.00 to open, and there is no required minimum balance. The child receives a gift when they open the account and each time the child makes a deposit. The senior citizen High Rate Checking account is for those 55 or older. This account requires $100 to open. There is no required balance or monthly fee. If you meet the requirements, interest rates are competitive.

The interest rates offered on Quantum National Bank are low. The rates are slightly higher than some brick and mortar bank rates. Some Quantum National accounts offer more competitive rates than others. Most rates are not competitive with other online accounts.

Some Quantum National Bank accounts have monthly fees. The fees range from $5 to $15 a month. Waive the fees by keeping a set amount in the accounts. That amount ranges from $500 for the savings account, to $15 for the High Rate Checking account.

Most Quantum National accounts have tiered interest rates. To earn the most competitive rate requires a large balance in the account. The money market account requires $250,000 to earn the highest rate. The interest earning checking account requires $10,000 for the best rate. The 14-month CD term requires $100,000 to get the best rate.

Quantum National Bank accounts cannot be opened online. To open an account, you fill out a form and submit it to the bank. A bank representative will get in touch with you about the accounts. You can then stop by a branch location to open an account.

Read the full Quantum National Bank review.

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